We are delighted to have been invited by the Diocese to be part of their Intergenerational Project. This involves linking with a local care home and then spending time throughout the year getting to know the staff and residents and sharing activities with them. Year 6 have made a start by making some pictures that show the kind of things we like to do and are waiting to hear back from the residents who live there.
Year 6 led a whole school worship for World Peace Day – exploring how we might be peace makers.
Many thanks for all the generous contributions that were sent in for our Go Green for Harvest campaign. We have a wonderful selection of food and toiletries to take to the Swanage Foodbank – the School Chaplains delivered it to the Foodbank. We also raised £168.83 for the CAFOD Harvest Appeal. Thank you, as always, for your kindness and generosity.
Last week, we were delighted to commission our new Pupil Chaplaincy Team. Father Tim led a lovely liturgy where he presented the new chaplains their letters of commissioning from Bishop Mark. We wish them every blessing as they start their new ministry in school, our local Parish and in the wider community.
Year 5 and 6 worked with partners and then together as a whole class to write a psalm and a litany giving thanks to God.
Congratulations to our football teams for their success in the Purbeck Football Tournament held at The Purbeck School. The girls team won their competition and will continue to the county finals. The boys were runners up in their competition.
Year 3 spent the day with Darrell Wakeman and created phoenixes in small groups. Recently they were displayed at Rollington Barn for Dorset Art Weeks.
We are once again supporting the Rotary Christmas Shoebox Appeal; however, due to the Coronavirus pandemic they are running the appeal in a similar way to last year.
Like last year, Rotary have decided not to issue empty shoeboxes for completion by families; instead, they are asking for suitable donations to fill shoe boxes. These will then be sorted and packed in to boxes by Rotarians prior to transportation. A copy of the items suitable for shoeboxes is attached with this letter. If you feel able to provide the £1 coin normally added to each box it would be very much appreciated.
Our contributions will be collected on the last day of this half term so we have plenty of time to go shopping; there will be a collection box in your child’s classroom.
We prepare to celebrate harvest by going green for CAFOD and donating to the local food bank.